State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) will speak Tuesday at Tim Skow’s First Tuesday event.
A Republican activist, Skow in an email to First Tuesday fans mentioned the “political earthquake centered in Alabama,” where Roy Moore this week won the state’s GOP Senate primary runoff. Wondering what this might mean for Tennessee politics, Skow called Green “the man who will be in the eye of the storm.”
Green had announced plans to run for governor, but then was nominated by President Trump to be Army secretary. He withdrew from consideration after leftists protested past statements he had made about LGBT activism and Islam. He decided against rejoining the governor’s race, leading to speculation about what other race he might join, if any.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Tuesday announced he will not seek re-election. His announcement came on the same day the anti-establishment Moore was cruising to victory in Alabama. Green’s name has come up as a possible candidate for Corker’s seat. So far, Andy Ogles, the former head of Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee, is the only announced candidate for the Republican nomination.
Green has also been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) should she run for Corker’s seat, which she said she is considering.
A former Army flight surgeon, Green recently co-founded a political action group called Five Stones Network dedicated to helping Christian conservatives run for office. The group’s name comes from the biblical account of David defeating the giant Goliath using five stones.
Skow promised a lively discussion at Tuesday’s event.
“Expect the Q&A session will be one you’ll never forget!” he said.
Doors at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Law at 511 Union St., 27th floor, in downtown Nashville. The program starts at noon sharp following lunch. Costs is $20 for members and $25 for guests.
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